Two members of the Warrior to Citizen Campaign working group will be deployed to Iraq early this year. They join a third working group member, Capt. Lyndsey Kimber, who was deployed last fall. (Capt. Kimber writes about her service here.)
One is a member of the Wisconsin National Guard preparing for his second tour in Iraq. The other is a member of the Minnesota National Guard who previously served in Kosovo. Like Capt. Kimber, both have made significant contributions to helping Minnesota communities take action to support military families and returning veterans. Both have helped supporters understand that, in many cases, the best way to help veterans make the transition from warrior to citizen is to ask them to contribute their talents, skills and energy in a meaningful way.
We look forward to working with Martin, Tim and Lyndsey again when they return.